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Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: . . . . . . on January 28, 2008, 04:16:19 AM

Title: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 28, 2008, 04:16:19 AM
What is your T-14. I mean what are the rankings in your mind?
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: lovethelaw2010 on January 28, 2008, 04:22:56 AM
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. NYU
5. Georgetown
6. Chicago
7. Boalt
8. UPenn
9. UVA
10. Northwestern
11. Michigan
12. Cornell
13. Texas
14. UCLA
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 28, 2008, 04:25:04 AM
Keep going
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: Ender Wiggin on January 28, 2008, 06:13:58 AM
1. Michigan

Are there any other law schools?  I call flame.
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: snickersnicker on January 28, 2008, 08:54:16 AM
Georgetown
Cornell
Boston College
Yale
Chicago
NYU
GWU
Duke
UMich
UPenn
Washington/St. Louis
UToronto

I can't think of two more schools I'd even like to attend. Maybe Berkeley or Stanford if you throw out the location.
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: redbull on January 28, 2008, 11:18:09 AM
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. NYU
5. Stanford
6. Penn
7. Chicago
8. Cornell
9. Duke
10.UVA
11.Norhtwestern
12.Michigan
13.Georgetown
14.Boalt
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: . . . . . . on January 28, 2008, 11:42:28 AM
looking good so far
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: upwithmontana on January 28, 2008, 12:17:07 PM
1. Stanford
2. Berkeley
3. UCLA
4. USC
5. Texas
6. Hastings
7. Washington
8. Colorado
9. Arizona
10. USD
11. Loyola (CA)
12. UC Davis
13. Pepperdine
14. UC Irvine

This hopefully expresses how few options those of us who hate the east coast have in the real T-14.
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: bruinbro on January 28, 2008, 12:21:24 PM
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Columbia
4. Chicago
5. Stanford
6. NYU
7. UVA
8. Penn
9. Michigan
10. Dook
11. Boalt
12. Cornell
13. GULC
14. Northwestern
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: 20+ Andrew Hill Albums on January 28, 2008, 03:56:40 PM
At this moment in time:

1.  Yale
2.  Harvard

3.  Duke
4.  UVA
5.  Columbia

6.  Michigan
7.  NYU
8.  Northwestern
9.  Georgetown

10.  Penn
11.  Boalt

This is based solely on stats I've collected about these schools (student:faculty ratio, a preference for small size, big firm placement in DC and in the south and nationally, plaement in academia and clerkships). I actually like Northwestern and Georgetown a lot more than this list suggests, while I'm not all that personally attracted to UVA.

Didn't apply to Chicago, Cornell, or Stanford.
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: RedNinja on January 28, 2008, 05:16:26 PM
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. Berkeley
5. Stanford
6. NYU
7. Michigan
8. Chicago
9. Duke
10. Cornell
11. Virginia
12. Georgetown
13. UCLA
14. Penn

Although I'm torn on some of these, that's pretty accurate.

Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: goaliechica on January 28, 2008, 05:19:44 PM

4. Berkeley
5. Stanford


lol.

I like your style  ;)
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: the marauder on January 28, 2008, 05:23:34 PM
1 Columbia
2 Harvard
3 W&L
4 Yale
5 Chicago
6 NYU
7 Stanford
8 Penn
9 Boalt
10 Cornell
11 UVA
12 Duke
13 Michigan
14 Georgetown
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: WhoDAT on January 28, 2008, 06:31:24 PM
Quote
At this moment in time:

1.  Yale
2.  Harvard

3.  Duke
4.  UVA
5.  Columbia

6.  Michigan
7.  NYU
8.  Northwestern
9.  Georgetown

10.  Penn
11.  Boalt

This is based solely on stats I've collected about these schools (student:faculty ratio, a preference for small size, big firm placement in DC and in the south and nationally, plaement in academia and clerkships). I actually like Northwestern and Georgetown a lot more than this list suggests, while I'm not all that personally attracted to UVA.

Didn't apply to Chicago, Cornell, or Stanford.

Interesting that you're looking for a small size, placement in DC/Nationally and placement in academia/clerkships and you didn't apply to Chicago.

For the purpose of this post

Yale

Stanford
Harvard
Chicago
Columbia
NYU
Mich
UVA
Penn
Duke
Boalt
Nwestern
Gtown
Texas
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: Bananas, Melonas, Yeah on January 28, 2008, 07:19:49 PM
1. Stanford
2. Yale
3. Harvard
4. Berkeley
5. UCLA
5. Columbia
6. Chicago
7. USC
8. LMU
9. USD
10. Pepperdine
11. UC Irvine
12. UC Davis
13. Chapman
14. Whittier
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: 20+ Andrew Hill Albums on January 28, 2008, 07:47:28 PM
Interesting that you're looking for a small size, placement in DC/Nationally and placement in academia/clerkships and you didn't apply to Chicago.

1.  No fee waiver.
2.  Personal preference for NY over Chi.
3.  Wasn't U Chicago the birthplace of neo-conservatism?  ew
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: Hammerstein on January 28, 2008, 07:55:04 PM
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. Stanford
5. NYU
6. Michigan
7. Northwestern
8. Penn
9. Chicago
10. Boalt
11. Cornell
12. BU
13. BC
14. Fordham

Because I said so  ;D

If I might ask, why do you like the Boston schools and Fordham so much?  Just curious :)

I would contribute my own list, but I don't feel like I know enough about most of the T14.
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: 12345 on January 28, 2008, 10:35:18 PM
1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Columbia
4. NYU
5. Penn
6. Duke
7. GULC
8. UVa
9. Michigan
10. Cornell
11. Stanford
12. Boalt
13. BC
14. BU

What the heck...you're putting Duke over UVa...changing from one thread to the next hey (...hypocrite... ;D)
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: jawilliamson on January 29, 2008, 08:56:13 AM
For those of us who don't want to travel to far north or west... just call me a southern belle!!!!

1.Duke
2.UVA
3. Vandy
4. G'Town
5.Penn <--- that's as far north as I'm going
6.Texas
7.Emory
8.W&L
9.GW
10.Wash U n St Louis
11.W&M
12.George Mason
13.UNC
14.U of Georgia

Now on my LSN I know I applied to school wayyyy north and wayyyy west but i'll be fair and give them the chance to buy my allegiance with some scholarship money!!!
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: uvawannabe on January 29, 2008, 11:13:19 AM
For those of us who don't want to travel to far north or west... just call me a southern belle!!!!

1.Duke
2.UVA
3. Vandy
4. G'Town
5.Penn <--- that's as far north as I'm going
6.Texas
7.Emory
8.W&L
9.GW
10.Wash U n St Louis
11.W&M
12.George Mason
13.UNC
14.U of Georgia

Now on my LSN I know I applied to school wayyyy north and wayyyy west but i'll be fair and give them the chance to buy my allegiance with some scholarship money!!!


Why Duke over UVA?  Why Vandy over Gtown?
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: StudentUVA on January 29, 2008, 04:43:51 PM
1. Yale
2. Harvard
3. Stanford
4. Columbia
5. NYU
5. Chicago
7. Penn
7. Mich
7. UVA
10. Boalt
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. GULC
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: PollyMaggoo on January 29, 2008, 05:39:36 PM
Jeez people, have some imagination.

How about "What is your T-14...that all begin with the letter G!"
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: RedNinja on January 29, 2008, 05:50:32 PM
1. Georgetown
2. George Washintgon
3. George Mason
4. Gonzaga
5. Golden Gate
6. Georgia State

...
...
...

7. Garvard
8. Golumbia
9. Gerkeley
10. Gorthwestern
11. Ghicago
12. Gichigan
13. Gornell
14. Gexas
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: newtothis on January 29, 2008, 08:04:16 PM
1) Yale
2) Harvard
2) Stanford
4) Columbia
4) Chicago
6) NYU
7) Michigan
7) Penn
8) Berkeley
9) Virginia
11) Duke 
12) Cornell
13) Northwestern
14) Georgetown 
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: jawilliamson on January 30, 2008, 09:37:12 AM
For those of us who don't want to travel to far north or west... just call me a southern belle!!!!

1.Duke
2.UVA
3. Vandy
4. G'Town
5.Penn <--- that's as far north as I'm going
6.Texas
7.Emory
8.W&L
9.GW
10.Wash U n St Louis
11.W&M
12.George Mason
13.UNC
14.U of Georgia

Now on my LSN I know I applied to school wayyyy north and wayyyy west but i'll be fair and give them the chance to buy my allegiance with some scholarship money!!!


Why Duke over UVA?  Why Vandy over Gtown?

Because it's my top 14 and that's how I rank them... lol

Durham's Cost of living in terms of housing and job market is way better than c'ville.  1100 sq ft house in c'ville 160,000 1100 sq ft in durham 60,000.  Job prospects are better for my hubby in durham.

Much the same reasons for Nashville over DC.  Cost of living and job market.  My hubby works for allstate and they have their regional headquarters in nashville.  He can transfer in for an easy job.

Penn loses spots for being north of the mason dixon line!!! lol
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: redbull on January 31, 2008, 03:54:19 PM
1. Stanford (Bay Area native, so I'm biased  ;) )
2. Harvard
3. Yale (New Haven sucks)
4. Columbia
5. Boalt
6. NYU
7. Penn
8. Chicago
9. UVA
10. Michigan
11. UCLA (harder to get into than some of the T14)
12. Cornell
13. Georgetown
14. Notre Dame (top 10 in the country in terms of job prospects, amazing alumni network, very underrated)

If I could put a #15, it would be Duke.

Uhhhhh, what?  This wouldn't happen to be Princeton Review's ranking, which was compiled by randomly picking schools out of a hat, would it?
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on January 31, 2008, 04:39:31 PM
My T14 is Berkeley, if they're kind enough to let me in! Other than that, I really don't care.   :D
Title: Re: What is YOUR T-14?
Post by: PABitz on January 31, 2008, 04:59:03 PM
This is probably the most dangerous thread I'll ever post in from an adcomm scoping out potential admits perspective, but here it goes...

1. Harvard
2. Yale
... (I have a fetish for Boston and like the opportunity to take some courses at KSG)
T3. Chicago
T3. Columbia
T3. NYU
... Listed in alphabetical order for now. Depending on acceptances, I'll be picking between these based on ASWs and a deeper evaluation of my interest in legal academia.
6. Stanford
... Need to get out of the bay area. Otherwise, it would be alone at 3.
7. Michigan
8. UVA
9. Georgetown
10. Duke
11. Cal
12. Penn
13. Northwestern
14. UCLA

I good chunk of the lower portion of these rankings is based on preferred location, moderated to some degree by the slight differences in reputation. UCLA breaks in based on their RAND Institute, which looks interesting and because 72 and sunny sounds a lot better for three years than living so close to Canada (Cornell) with relatively little difference in career prospects.